We’ve just put up the info page for ‘The Mango Balloon: Volume 3′, including a sneak preview featuring snippets from a few tracks. Check it out here.
The album is officially launched March 19th at Venue 505.
Romero Records’ first release for 2014 is Volume 3 of Julian Curwin’s The Mango Balloon series. Developed in 2010 as a stripped-back version of The Tango Saloon, the smaller band has quickly taken on a life of its own.
Each recording has a special guest bringing their personality to the music, and on Volume 3 that guest is Shenzo Gregorio, best known for playing ‘stunt violin’ in his project Shenzo’s Electric Stunt Orchestra (essentially, he flies!). With The Mango Balloon, Shenzo plays viola, and keeps his feet firmly on the ground, though still manages to bring plenty of fireworks to the occasion.
Volume 3 is officially launched March 19 at Venue 505.
2014 kicked off with an inspiring story from Darth Vegas saxophonist Neill Duncan, who last year lost his arm to cancer. With assistance from various organisations and individuals, Neill has been able to acquire a one-handed saxophone, and plans to play it at the upcoming Darth Vegas gig on February 8! Incidentally, this will also probably be the band’s last Sydney gig for quite a while. Read the full story here.
Just in time for Christmas, The Mango Balloon offer up a bonus track from the ‘Mango Balloon 2 Sessions’, featuring Brian Campeau on vocals. A beautifully stripped-back cover of Madonna’s 1986 hit, featuring voice, acoustic guitar and accordion.
Romero Records is very happy to announce the release of ‘In Black And White: Remixed’, two reworkings of the recent single by The Tango Saloon with vocalist Elana Stone. Tales In Space gives the song an ambient groovy quality reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, while Hermitude’s Luke Dubs goes for a more minimalist spooky jungle feel.